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National Summary


Brighter conditions will slowly spread from the northwest today, but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue to linger in the east of the country until later this afternoon. Gusty southwestrly winds will gradually ease through the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.


This evening and early tonight will be dry and clear but rain will have developed widely across the western half of the country by the end of the night. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees. Southwesterly winds will strengthen again overnight.


Becoming wet everywhere on Sunday morning with the rain gradually turning to showers in the afternoon. Southerly winds will be light for a time over the first half of the day but they will become strong and gusty from a westerly direction later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10C but feeling cold in the wind and rain.


OUTLOOK: Very changeable into next week, and cold, especially early on. TOMORROW NIGHT: A cold night with some scattered wintry showers pushing in across the western half of the country. A light dusting of snow locally, though most of any lying snowfall should be confined to higher ground. Showers further east will be isolated. Some frost and ice, especially for sheltered areas. Lowest temperatures -1 to +1 degrees Celsius, in moderate southwest breezes. MONDAY: A cold day with some further wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow. Most of the wintry showers will occur across the western half of the country, with the risk of thunder too. Snowfall will mostly occur on higher elevations, but a light dusting of snow is possible on some lower levels here, especially to begin and end the day. Showers mainly falling as rain further east, and more scattered for these parts too, with some bright or sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius (coldest in the west), in light to moderate westerly breezes. TUESDAY: A cold windy day with an added wind chill effect. Once again scattered wintry showers will move down across the country. This time most of the wintry showers will occur across the north and east to begin, when there may be some falls of sleet and snow. Showers mainly of rain as of late morning, with more in the way of drier brighter weather developing everywhere. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius; strong westerly winds will ease through the day. WEDNESDAY: Wet and windy through the day, with rain turning to wet snow at times, especially to begin. Rain will tend to clear from the south later. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, in fresh to strong westerly winds.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West, 15 Knots, Mist, 5 Miles, 998, Rising rapidly

Dublin Airport

Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1000, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southwest, 24 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 7 Miles, 1006, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 24 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1004, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1004, Steady

Valentia Automatic

West, 4 Knots, Recent drizzle, 5 Miles, 1004, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1002, Rising

Belmullet Automatic

West, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1000, Rising

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, 1001, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Wave height not available, 999, Rising

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 4.5 m, 1002, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Sunday 26 February 2017 Issued at 1200 Saturday 25 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: Frontal troughs are slow moving across Ireland as a weak ridge develops from the Atlantic. A southwesterly airflow extends over the country.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 to 7, veering westerly force 4 to 5 by early tonight, backing south to southwest and increasing force 6 to gale force 8 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West force 4 to 5, backing south to southwest overnight and increasing force 6 to gale force 8, veering westerly force 4 to 6 tomorrow morning.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Monday 27 February 2017: Fresh to strong westerly winds on Sunday night will moderate during Monday.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

South to southwest winds will increase to gale force tonight and during Sunday morning along all Irish Coastal waters.